26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

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26 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
3
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
7
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
10
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Toronto, Canada

1
night
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Horse Guards Parade, steep yourself in history at Royal Mews, look for gifts at Liberty London, contemplate the long history of Somerset House, then see the interesting displays at The London Film Museum - Covent Garden, and finally don't miss a visit to Nelson's Column. On the next day, examine the collection at Bank of England Museum, then try for a hole-in-one at Swingers - City, then see the interesting displays at Charles Dickens Museum, and finally make a trip to Lego Shop.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read London trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to London is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. In April, daily temperatures in London can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Somerset House ©
Somerset House
Lego Shop ©
Lego Shop
Charles Dickens Museum ©
Charles Dickens Museum

3
nights
Paris, France

Paris
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Big Wheel on Place de la Concorde, stroll around Parc Monceau, wander the streets of Montparnasse, and examine the collection at National Museum of Natural History.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Paris online trip planner .

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. In April, daytime highs in Paris are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Parc Monceau ©
Parc Monceau
National Museum of Natural History ©

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Antiquities (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden) and then admire the natural beauty at The Flower Bulb Region. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at Clara Maria Cheese & Clog Farm, then don't miss a visit to The Smallest House in Amsterdam, and then trek along het strand van Bergen aan Zee.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip planner.

Getting from Paris to Amsterdam by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Museums Trails

Side Trips

Clara Maria Cheese & Clog Farm, National Museum of Antiquities (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden), The Flower Bulb Region, het strand van Bergen aan Zee
Highlights from your plan

3
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Park Průhonice and Lidice Memorial. Venture out of the city with trips to SKODA Museum (in Mlada Boleslav) and Památník Terezín - Národní hřbitov (in Terezin). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Muzeum Smyslů, stroll around Vyšehradské sady, learn about all things military at National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, and make a trip to Lucerna Arcade Prague.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Prague road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Prague are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lidice Memorial, SKODA Museum, Památník Terezín - Národní hřbitov, Park Průhonice
Highlights from your plan
 Park Průhonice ©
Park Průhonice
Lidice Memorial ©
Lidice Memorial

2
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
On the 3rd (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace of Godollo, then steep yourself in history at Visegrad Citadel, and then examine the collection at Szabó Marzipan Museum. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Maria Valeria Bridge, take in the pleasant sights at Szent István tér, then make a trip to Vigadó tér, then appreciate the history behind Little Princess Statue, and finally don't miss a visit to Clark Adam Square (Clark Adam ter).

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Budapest trip app .

You can fly from Prague to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Prague in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Budapest, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Royal Palace of Godollo, Szabó Marzipan Museum, Visegrad Citadel, Maria Valeria Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace of Godollo ©
Royal Palace of Godollo
Visegrad Citadel ©
Visegrad Citadel
Szabó Marzipan Museum ©
Szabó Marzipan Museum

2
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Step out of Istanbul to go to Yalova and see Yalova Kent Orman Cifte Selale, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: stroll around Emirgan Park, admire the landmark architecture of Yeni Camii, take a stroll through Beyoglu, and contemplate the waterfront views at Halic.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Istanbul takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Budapest to Istanbul, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In May in Istanbul, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Yalova Kent Orman Cifte Selale
Highlights from your plan
Yeni Camii ©
Yeni Camii
Emirgan Park ©
Emirgan Park
Caferaga Medresesi ©
Caferaga Medresesi

3
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: have fun and explore at Welcome to Rome, examine the collection at Complesso del Vittoriano, browse the exhibits of Mercati di Traiano - Museo dei Fori Imperiali, and admire the local landmark of Barcaccia Fountain.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rome route maker app .

You can fly from Istanbul to Rome in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central European Time is minus 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Vatican Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Santa Maria della Vittoria ©
Santa Maria della Vittoria
Welcome to Rome ©
Welcome to Rome

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, see the interesting displays at Stibbert Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Giardino Bardini, then engage your brain at Museo di Storia Naturale - La Specola, and finally take an in-depth tour of Corridoio Vasariano. Keep things going the next day: get lost in a book at Biblioteca delle Oblate, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then get engrossed in the history at Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico, and finally explore the galleries of Palazzo Strozzi.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence itinerary maker site .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 13°C in Florence. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Stibbert Museum ©
Stibbert Museum
Biblioteca delle Oblate ©
Biblioteca delle Oblate
Giardino Bardini ©
Giardino Bardini

2
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Casa Vicens, then walk around Parque del Laberint d'Horta, then take a stroll through Barri de Gracia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Lleo i Morera. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, take in the waterfront at Port Vell, then take in the waterfront at Rambla del Mar, and finally explore the engaging exhibits at Museu d'Història de Catalunya.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Barcelona online vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Florence to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Barri de Gracia ©
Barri de Gracia
Casa Vicens ©
Casa Vicens
Casa Lleo i Morera ©
Casa Lleo i Morera

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Lisbon is known for historic sites, zoos & aquariums, museums, nightlife, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santo Antonio de Lisboa, and see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ancient Art.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon online itinerary planner .

Fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon. May in Lisbon sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Carmo Archaeological Museum ©
Carmo Archaeological Museum

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